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Secrets To Life On Mars Could Be Revealed With Meteorite Studies
2013-05-02 14:56:21

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Currently, if scientists want to study meteorites that had originated from the red planet, they have to rely upon celestial travelers that arrived on this planet so long ago they now possess characteristics that tell of their time on Earth. This masks most clues that might offer information about the meteorites' time on Mars. However, a team of scientists has examined a meteorite that formed on Mars more than a billion years ago in...

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2010-06-03 06:05:00

Scientists recently announced that a 40-pound ancient meteorite has been discovered in north central Oregon. According to researchers studying the stone, the rock found in a ditch along a stretch of road is from outer space and traveled across millions of miles and billions of years to reach Earth. Donald Wesson and his wife Debbie picked up the cone-shaped meteorite during the fall of 1999 as they drove through Oregon's wheat country on their way home to Washington.  This is the fifth...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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